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Accounting Resume Example

Accounting Resume written and designed to solve several problematic issues

This accounting resume was written and designed to solve several problems. The client was concerned that he had spent nearly a decade with a company that had been in rapid growth mode when he first joined them, but then quickly went into decline, along with the economy. He was worried that the company’s revenue decline would reflect back negatively on his capabilities.

A second concern was that he had resigned from his last company with plans to start an independent consulting firm. While he completed a few small assignments, he did not enjoy the sales and marketing aspect of running his own firm, and jumped at the chance to go back to traditional employment. Unfortunately, this left a not very flattering time period in his employment history.

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In consultation with the client, it became clear that while his current employer’s revenues had declined (an aspect of the company he had zero control over), his contributions in reorganizing and streamlining the company so that it remained vital and positioned for future growth when the economy rebounded, were absolutely essential. Without his financial leadership, the company may have failed completely during these years. Instead, by the time we were preparing this accounting resume, the situation was looking much more optimistic for the company and they were entertaining several options to restart growth once again.

The client’s very real contribution in all of this was his transformation of the financial function from just an accounting arm of the company into a strategic business partner, a value proposition that we showcased throughout his accounting resume.

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Care was also taken to balance the content with growth-focused language and achievements, to illustrate that the client’s value proposition was just as relevant and beneficial when a company was in growth mode. This helped to prevent him from being pigeon-holed as a leader for downsizing initiatives.

The client was not able to provide any significant accomplishment stories from his consulting years. So, rather than take page space and attention away from the more relevant experiences, we chose to describe the consulting briefly at the end of the accounting resume. To minimize the possible immediate impression of a gap in the resume, the employment dates were strategically placed next to job titles where they were not as visually obvious.

We know it can be tempting to look for resume examples on the internet, then try to model your own after them. Please don’t! The most effective resumes are a reflection of a person, NOT just a collection of words on a piece of paper. Your resume MUST tell an AUTHENTIC and memorable story that illustrates YOUR brand and the unique promise of value that YOU bring to the workplace. We have included examples on our website to illustrate the quality and diversity of our work and they are protected by copyright. If you need help writing your resume, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

I am so delighted with my resume. You did a fantastic job and I am proud to present it to people. Thanks for that.

M.E., California

Great news ! After not much success with my job search I had your company rewrite my resume. Immediately after I received my resume from you I started to get interviews. Sometimes up to 3 different companies a week. After only 4 weeks of interviewing I am delighted to tell you today I have received a job offer for a wonderful job. Not only is a great company and location it is also a pay increase of 28%. I did the math and the cost of my resume has only 1% of my pay increase. The Human Resource Manager said that she literally received hundreds of resume and mine stood out among all of them. Thanks so much.

M.B., New Hampshire

The job search went well, and I have accepted a position with XXXX as an Executive Consultant. There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of my resume opened some doors. In addition to XXXX, I was a finalist for a CTO position at XXXXX, and I declined another offer from XXXX International. Only two things matter when trying to get your foot in the door: networking and the quality of your resume...Feel free to use me as a reference at any time. Thank you.

G.S., Michigan

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M.R., New York

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J.W., Utah

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